Churchill managed to be at the cneter of events throughout his life. He was a central figure in numerous, now seemingly minor, endeavors that had a lasting impact such as Churchill's Folly: How Winston Churchill Created Modern Iraq. This book examines his role and the story of the British intervention against the Bolsheviks in 1920.
The British intervention was part of an international intervention in Russia against the rise of Communism. This saw the deployment of French troops, Greeks in the Crimia, Americans and Japanese in Siberia and other nationalities elsewhere. The British intervened in northern Russia near the Arctic circle, particularly around Archangel where they sought to protect an allied supply depot. The intervention began in August of 1918 and lasted until March of 1920. Some 6,000 British troops and another 6,000-10,000 allied troops participated in the north Russia campaign. Around 600 were killed in action.
This is a fascinating story and one that deserves more attention. This is a good start, a well written popular account of the conflict.
Seth J. Frantzman